Daryl Hine 1936-2012
Daryl Hine died on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. He was not the most beloved, or the most widely read, but he was the finest Canadian poet of his generation, and may well have been the best Canadian poet of the twentieth century. Click "Read more" below for more information.
For the New York Times obituary, see this. For the Poetry Foundation obituary, see this. For some very good essays on his work, available online, see these by Eric Ormsby, Jason Guriel, Alexander Lewis, and Bill Coyle. An excerpt from my own essay on Hine can be found here, and you can find the whole thing in my collection of essays, described elsewhere on this site.